“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).
The Bible actually says that God’s going to even the score. Judgment is coming one day. People who were mistreated, misjudged, or treated unfairly will receive justice. But it is not your job to avenge yourself: “Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it” (Romans 12:19 TLB).
Unaddressed grudges blind you to how much good God has done in your life. You become blind to the truth. You become blind to the needs of people around you. Your soul will not be restored until you let it go. That’s what Jesus wants to help you do. God wants to restore your soul, taking the bitter things in your life and turning them into better things.
Romans 8:28 says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (NIV).
Of course, we know that not everything that happens to you is good. But can God take the bad things people do to you and use them for good? Yes. Can God take your sins and mistakes and bring good out of them? Yes. Can God take your own weaknesses and your damaged will and work good even then? Yes. Anybody can bring good out of good, but God specializes in bringing good out of bad.
God turns your hurts into holiness. He turns your wounds into wisdom. He uses offenses to remove your pretenses.
When you believe that God can bring good things out of very bad things, he will begin to rebuild your soul—your broken thoughts, your broken emotions, and your broken will.
“Developing common interests”
Women and men often have different interests and desires during their free time. However, in order to have more fun in the marriage, it is essential to get a move on and to look for common passions and projects.
If she likes to knit and he likes to paraglide, they should both continue pursuing their hobbies. However, you can ask yourselves how you can combine these two hobbies. Maybe hiking.
There she can see how nicely God knit the clothes of the flowers and get inspired. And he in his beloved nature, can even watch the paragliders fly in the air. Anticipation is the nicest joy!
Common interests offer an opportunity for spending time together. And time together is indispensible for togetherness. And togetherness is what makes up a partnership.
Otherwise it would just be a ship. And a ship is a bad partner. Okay, it never contradicts you.
Talk with each other until you find a common hobby. Don’t eat until you find one! And then, immediately give your new hobby a try. Maybe having a bite to eat first would not be such a bad idea, so that you don’t collapse.